pro·vi·so /prə-'vī-zō/ n pl -sos or -soes [Medieval Latin proviso quod provided that]
1: an article or clause (as in a statute or contract) that introduces a condition
2: a conditional stipulation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index arrangement (understanding), article (distinct section of a writing), attornment, clause, condition (contingent provision), need (requirement), option (contractual provision), prerequisite, provision (clause), qualification (condition), requirement, reservation (condition), salvo, specification, term (provision), ultimatum

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A condition or stipulation added to an agreement or contract.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A term or condition in a contract or title document, which sometimes begins with the phrase "provided that" followed by a condition or requirement of the agreement.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. A condition or limitation that may determine the applicability of a document to certain conditions or persons.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A condition, stipulation, or limitation inserted in a document.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A condition, stipulation, or limitation inserted in a document.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   a term or condition in a contract or title document.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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